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Here you’ll find top tips for working holidaymakers, our picks for this year’s best tourist destinations, business travel advice & much more



UK Student Visa Application Process

Over the last year or so, the UK Border Agency put a lot of effort to restructure the immigration and customs regulations. A part of these changes is the new Tire 4 points-based system( UK Student Visa ). The new scheme allows international students to enter the UK and undertake a study course of more […]

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Backpacker Boom in Australia

More and more people head off to Australia. Young individuals, left with no alternative, head Down Under to spend the next 12 months in search of adventure and temporary job placements. The rising number of people travelling on the Australian working holiday visa will definitely have a positive effect on Australia’s economy. Despite the rising […]

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UK Points Based System Explained

Before the new system was introduced there were more than 80 routes for a non-EU national to enter the UK. The present, much simpler framework consists of 5 tiers, which help people find the right path to the UK. Tier 1 is for highly skilled individuals willing to practice what they do best in the […]

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A new movie about Australia

Now playing in theatres is a new movie called “Australia”. It was released Down Under earlier this week (Wednesday). According to Nielsen EDI, the movie grossed $1,307,853 in ticket sales on its opening. Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman play the leading roles of Lady Sarah Ashley and Drover. The plot takes place in northern Australia […]

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Australia Working Holiday – Kickstart Pack

The video above describes very well one of our leading services – Australia working holiday visa. Apart from the visa, there are several other services we provide in order to ease the transition. We have them grouped in a single pack called “Kickstart Pack“. In it we provide airport transfer service, so you don’t get […]

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Anti-Tourism Commercials – Australia vs. New Zealand

“In shopping mall design, the Gruen transfer refers to the moment when consumers respond to “scripted disorientation” cues in the environment. It is named for Austrian architect Victor Gruen” Wikipedia The Gruen Transfer is also a very popular show in Australia. Not long ago they gave two tourist agencies the task sell the unsellable. In […]

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Australia – Year Out

“2190 photos in 90 seconds from a ‘working holiday’ May 2004 – May 2005” – this is how the video is described on Youtube. These photos capture the life of a working holidaymaker. 90 seconds briefly describe 12 months in Australia. It is hard to suggest that such a video can make any sense at […]

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How to open a UK bank account from Australia?

Apart from organising your visa, here at Visa First, we can help you open a bank account before you go to London. Your first week here can be quite challenging to say the least. We can assist you to open a bank account and make the transition smoother.

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UK Working Holiday Visa – How can Visa First help you?

Obtaining a visa to the UK keeps getting harder and harder. If you like to travel around the United Kingdom and work to support your travels the UK Working Holiday visa is the right choice for you. You can hold a UK visa in your hands in just a few weeks if you get things […]

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